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Large-Scale Scrum: LEGO simulation!

Join Alexey Krivitsky for his Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS): LEGO simulation!

Pay 2 get 3 for Creative Storyboarding for Business workshop

The art of storytelling is an essential tool for business. 

If you are faced with a user experience problem or a potential issue with a current process you should consider creative storyboarding for a clear and captivating way to present a customer need.

Attend this unique one-day workshop to gain both visualisation skills and create a compelling storyboard bursting with business value.

See more details about the workshop here
 
Get special time limited offer pay 2 get 3 people registered at the workshop. Contact us for details.  

Scaling is still hot topic

Scaling Scrum is still a hot topic and we believe that the real Scrum Scaling is LeSS – Large Scale Scrum. We are happy that two top Certified LeSS Trainers are joining Agile Prague Conference - Jurgen De Smet and Wolfgang Richter. There’s one LeSS case study as well presented by Karel Smutny and workshop facilitated by Alexey Krivitsky.

If you are interested in scaling or you are from a big organization Agile Prague is definitely the place to come and get hands-on information about Scrum Scaling.

Jurgen De Smet will be delivering certified LeSS training in Prague on 11-13 October 2017 as well.

Great support from Certified Scrum Trainers & Coaches and Scrum Alliance

We are proud that Agile Prague gets so strong support from Certified Scrum Trainers and Certified Enterprise Coaches community from Scrum Alliance.

We have among our speakers the following great Certified Scrum Trainers and Certified Enterprise Coaches: Alexey Krivitsky, Angel Diaz-Maroto, James Schiel, Peter Stevens, Petri Heiramo, Steven G. Spearman, and Zuzana ‘Zuzi’ Sochova.

And even more Scrum Alliance is our gold sponsor.

Coaches Clinic at Agile Prague

This year we present the Coaches Clinic for the first time at Agile Prague. The experienced Agile Coaches will be ready to advice or answer your questions. Just come and sign up for the free coaching session. The Coaches Clinic will be available during both days at the conference lobby. The Coaches Clinic will be prepared and organized by Certified Enterprise Coaches, Certified Scrum Trainers and other experienced Agile coaches.

About Creative Storyboarding for Business workshop

We organize one-day workshop from Stuart Young: Creative Storyboarding for Business as part of the Agile Prague Conference.

Creative Storyboarding is a powerful business tool, which can be used to aid alignment and stakeholder engagement. Why settle for complex process maps and weighty project plans, when you can express your message in a visual way, that will resonate better with your stakeholders?

How to Use Creative Storyboarding for Business - read more in Stuart Young's blog post

Register here and join the workshop.

Registration for Agile Prague conference is possible via Eventbrite as well

You can register for our Agile Prague conference here on our webpage. In this case, we prefer payment via wire transfer. If you prefer for any reason payment via credit card, you can see our listing at Eventbrite and register there. We’ll provide you with the invoice after the payment.

Full Agile Prague Week 2017

The Agile Prague conference is the first event of our ‘Full Agile Prague Week 2017’. It’s followed by a workshop with great selection – Modern Agile by Joshua Kerievsky or Creative Storyboarding for Business by Stuart Young. It’s finished by new certification class CAL - Certified Agile Leadership (Scrum Alliance).

Conference workshop: Modern Agile by Joshua Kerievsky

Much has changed since the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Joshua Kerievsky is coming to explain his idea about Modern Agile.

Conference workshop: Creative Storyboarding for Business by Stuart Young

We organize one-day workshop from Stuart Young: Creative Storyboarding for Business as part of the Agile Prague conference.

Chris Matts

Chris Matts

 

Chris Matts is a consultant who specializes in developing risk management and trading system for investment banks. He has studied for a masters degree in financial mathematics ( Mathematical Trading and Finance ).

Chris used his extensive knowledge of financial derivatives to develop an approach on how to deal with decision making and named it real options. After Chris and Olav ran into each other in 2005 they have subsequently extended their model to incorporate applied psychology and various other disciplines. Unlike the "traditional" Real Options approach that is based on Black-Scholes, the approach that Olav and Chris developed avoids the complex mathematics and focuses on the practical implications of options.

Their real options model (also known as the real options meme) teaches us to understand the timing of decision making and help discover new options not appreciated before.
 
Olav and Chris have teamed up with Chris Geary to create the first business graphic novel about managing risk on projects. In the novel the main character (Rose Randall) learns how to apply the real options approach to the way she manages her new project. 
 
You can follow Chris at twitter.com/PapaChrisMatts
 

twitter  papachrismatts

LinkedIn profilehttp://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-matts/1/b53/9a7

Aurhor of Comic Book - http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/real-options-at-agile-2009/5949486
Aurhor of several articles on www.infoq.com and www.agilejournal.com

http://www.decision-coach.com

 

 

Keynote: Risks and Decisions. The When and Not the How

(with Olav Maassen)
 
Have you ever wondered why some practices feel Agile and some do not?
What do Executive Tools like Scenario Planning have in common with Test Driven Development and Retrospectives.
Why do some Agile practices like Explicit WIP Limits and Retrospectives feel right for a while but then start to feel wrong?
How do you make Agile practives relevant for Finance and the HR Department?
Why do some people have such a strong reaction against Agile and what can you do about it?
How do you stop your management from making the wrong decisions?
How can I help my executives develop a a risk management framework that scales from the top to the bottom of the organisation? How will this help you avoid frustrating methodology audits?
 
The answer to all of these questions is Real Options. Real Options is a process that helps you understand WHEN to make decisions rather than HOW to make decisions. Timing is everything, however deferring commitments causes stress to many people. Real options helps you manage that stress by creating bounded uncertainty in an context of total uncertainty. This is not a simple process that you copy and learn to adopt through practice. This is a new way at looking at the world around you that starts by learning to differentiate between options and commitments. You will then learn which processes adopt real options and which do not... and how to change the ones that do not.
 
As well as helping you optimise and manage your processes at work, real options will help you manage stress and uncertainty in your personal lives. You will hear tales about Brides using Real Options to manage their Wedding Day, and Parents who used Real Options to manage stressful times in their Children's education.
 
Examples of processes created using Real Options include Behaviour Driven Development, Feature Injection, Latent Code Patterns, Staff Liquidity and The Real Option Risk Management Process. In addition, Real Options explain the effectiveness of TDD, Short Iterations and many other Agile Processes.
 
This keynote will be delivered in Olav and Chris's popular entertaining style. The focus will be on fun, with learning dropped in as a sub-plot. There will be Tradegy and Comedy, Horror and possibly Romance ( but only if Olav is feeling frisky on the day ). Although Olav and Chris love theory, they really only value those theories that have been proven through practice.
 
Olav and Chris are currently working on a Graphic Novel about Real Options called "The Commitment". This ground breaking experiment will attempt to deliver learning in a format that best suits the reader rather than the writer. Olav and Chris have published many articles on Real Options and Risk Management on a number of We-site, most notably www.infoq.com. Olav and Chris are respected ( and despised ) practitioners in the Agile and Lean Community. They are first followers who have helped to form and incubate many communities including the Behaviour Driven Development and Kanban Communities.